47th World Gallery of Cartoons - Skopje 2016, Macedonia..
Friday 27.05.2016 Cartoon Colors
The magical world of cartoons that merges art, knowledge and intelligence into sharp drawings appeared once again in the world public within the 47th edition of the World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2016. Out of 260 cartoonists with 1027 original works from 36 countries all over the world who have applied, the awarded authors are:
The First Award for Cartoon:
Slobodan SRDIC, Serbia
The First Award for Satirical Drawing:
Slava KAZANEVSKYI, Ukraine
The First Award for Comic/Strip:
Bilig BA, China
The CICO Award (for Macedonian cartoonist):
Vladimir BOROJEVIC, Macedonia
Special Award winners:
Daniel EDUARDO, Argentina
Grigoriy DROBOTUN, Russia
Irien TRENDAFILOV, Bulgaria
Konstantin KAZANCHEV, Ukraine
Marian LUPU, Romania
Michel Moro GOMEZ, Cuba
Mojmir MIHATOV, Croatia
Pooya SAREH, UK
Suncica BOZINOVSKA, Macedonia
Vlado VOLAS, Serbia
This year there will be no official opening of the event, but, Macedonian public will have a chance to see selected works by the participants of the World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2016 at the OSTEN Gallery, from 26th May to 16th June 2016.
Consistent with our commitment to promoting art on paper, as every year, the basic criteria to participate in the World Gallery of Cartoons was to apply with original, hand-drawn cartoons, satirical drawings, and comics. The cartoonists from all over the world welcome this commitment of ours and recognize our endeavors to encourage genuine artistic values in the creation of cartoons. That is, after all, also confirmed by the traditionally great number of participants in our event: this year 260 cartoonists with 1027 original works from 36 countries all over the world have applied!
The figures speak for themselves in context of the interest shown to participate in the competition; on the other hand, the issue of the quality of the works sent was entrusted to real professionals in the field of cartoons.
The first selection was made by prominent cartoonist from Serbia, Nedeljko UBOVIC, while members of the international jury deciding on the prizes consisted of:
Gradimir ZDRAVKOVIC, Canada (Humorist)
Marcia GAGLIARDI, USA (Writer, editor and publisher)
Ass.Prof.Dr. M.Murat Erdogan, Turkey (Researcher, publicist)
Mostafa RAMEZANI, France (Cartoonist and artist)
Mice JANKULOVSKI, Macedonia (Artist and cartoonist)
Their shared assessment is that this year’s edition of World Gallery of Cartoons received cartoons, satirical drawings, and comics of exceptional quality, both with regard to the very idea and conveying the message, and to the artistic expression… which, by the way, made their work even more difficult. Besides the differences in the styles and media, the participating cartoonists have expressed their attitudes, considerations, critics and predictions through the universal language of cartoons. From this super hard competition of drawn ideas and messages, the decisions of the jury members arise.
|The First Award for Cartoon:|
|The First Award for Satirical Drawing:|
|The First Award for Comic/Strip:|
|The CICO Award (for Macedonian cartoonist):|